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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic fiction (pre c 1945) category. Presented with a red border are the Classic fiction (pre c 1945) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic fiction (pre c 1945) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Gilgi, One of Us

Gilgi, One of Us

Author: Irmgard Keun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Gilgi knows where she's going in life: she's ambitious, determined and fearless. She's not even derailed when her parents drop a massive bombshell on her twenty-first birthday. But then she meets the charming but aimless Martin, and for the first time, Gilgi finds herself blown bewilderingly and dangerously off-course. Set in Cologne against the backdrop of rising Nazism, Irmgard Keun's astonishing debut electrified Weimar Germany. With its frank exploration of sex, abortion, work and love, it feels as fresh today as when it first appeared.

The Happy Reader - Issue 14

The Happy Reader - Issue 14

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

For avid readers and the uninitiated alike, this is a chance to reengage with classic literature and to stay inspired and entertained. The concept of the magazine is simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one classic work of literature from an array of surprising and invigorating angles.

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce, Colm Toibin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

In Dubliners, James Joyce takes us on an extraordinary journey with the ordinary men and women from the city of his birth. In 'Araby' a young boy struggles with everyday tasks in the face of a growing infatuation with his neighbour's sister; in 'The Boarding House' a single mother orchestrates a marriage proposal for her daughter; in 'The Dead' the ideas of birth and decay are played out over the course of a dinner. From short, lyrical stories to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this collection, Dubliners is as alive with feeling as it was when first published.

Tagore A Novel

Tagore A Novel

Author: K.C. Ajayakumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

The Old Maid

The Old Maid

Author: Edith Wharton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Pride and Prejudice (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Pride and Prejudice (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. You and Papa, and my sisters, must come down and see us. We shall be at Newcastle all the winter, and I dare say there will be some balls, and I will take care to get good partners for them all. - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. Darcy finds himself indifferent to Elizabeth Bennet's good looks and lively mind. And later when Elizabeth discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she dislikes him more than ever. In the comedy of misdirected manners that follows, Jane Austen shows readers the error of judging by first impressions. Pride and Prejudice (Seasons Edition -- Winter) is one of four titles available in October 2019. The winter season will include, Little Women, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities, and Pride and Prejudice.

A Tale of Two Cities (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

A Tale of Two Cities (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. It was a dark winter day, and what with the shadows within, and what with the shadows without, he could but dimly discern the others who were brought there to have their arms bound. Some were standing; some seated. Some were lamenting, and in restless motion; but these were few. The great majority were silent and still, looking fixedly at the ground. - A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Dr. Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. However, there he meets two very different men, connected through their love for Lucie Manette. From London, they are all drawn against their will to Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. A Tale of Two Cities (Seasons Edition -- Winter) is one of four titles available in October 2019. The winter season will include Little Women, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. ... and then the rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting. - Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Little Women follows sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they endure hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The timeless story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have provided the audience for Jo's plays, rooted for neighbor Laurie's romantic pursuit, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved characters. Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter) is one of four titles available in October 2019. The winter season will include Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities, and Little Women.

Wuthering Heights (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Wuthering Heights (Seasons Edition -- Winter)

Author: Emily Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. - Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte In the classic Wuthering Heights Catherine is forced to choose between passionate, tortured gypsy Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton. Catherine surrenders to the expectations of her class and sets off a domino effect with lasting consequences. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal are visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the lovers tortured past. Wuthering Heights (Seasons Edition - Winter) is one of four titles available in October 2019. The winter season will include Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, and Wuthering Heights.

Kallocain

Kallocain

Author: Karin Boye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A pioneering work of dystopian fiction from one of Sweden's most acclaimed writers Written midway between Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as the terrible events of the Second World War were unfolding, Kallocain depicts a totalitarian 'World State' which seeks to crush the individual entirely. In this desolate, paranoid landscape of 'police eyes' and 'police ears', the obedient citizen and middle-ranking scientist Leo Kall discovers a drug that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. But can private thought really be obliterated? Karin Boye's chilling novel of creeping alienation shows the dangers of acquiescence and the power of resistance, no matter how futile. Translated with an introduction by David McDuff

Lives and Deaths Essential Stories

Lives and Deaths Essential Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Although best known for his monumental novels, Tolstoy also wrote tightly compressed works of equal power. This new collection gathers perhaps his greatest novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, together with shorter masterpieces 'Three Deaths', 'Pace-setter' and the fable-like story 'Alyosha the Pot'. Whether writing from the perspective of an aged horse or plotting the travails of an optimistic young worker, Tolstoy was able to penetrate to the rich core of human experience like no writer before or since. These sensitive new renderings by award-winning translator Boris Dralyuk show with gleaming clarity Tolstoy's unmatched understanding of the human condition.